Category: Obama

Obama ‘rethinking Syria strategy, wants to oust Assad’

A pair of US Air Force F-15E Strike Eagles fly over northern Iraq after conducting airstrikes against IS targets in Syria on Sept. 23, 2014. (photo credit: US Air Force/Senior Airman Matthew Bruch)

A pair of US Air Force F-15E Strike Eagles fly over northern Iraq after conducting airstrikes against IS targets in Syria on Sept. 23, 2014. (photo credit: US Air Force/Senior Airman Matthew Bruch)

Administration no longer believes it can defeat Islamic State in Iraq without also intensifying efforts to square Syria, including removing brutal president

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Netanyahu: US must confront Iran ‘as an enemy’

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a video address to the Jewish Federations of North America’s General Assembly, November 11, 2014 (Photo credit: Youtube screen capture)

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a video address to the Jewish Federations of North America’s General Assembly, November 11, 2014 (Photo credit: Youtube screen capture)

In address to Jewish leaders, PM says ‘alternative to a bad deal is not war’ but stronger sanctions

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Obama to send 1,500 more troops to Iraq as campaign expands

U.S. President Barack Obama (L) speaks as Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel listens before the start of a Cabinet Meeting in the Cabinet Room at the White House in Washington, November 7, 2014.  REUTERS-Larry Downing

U.S. President Barack Obama (L) speaks as Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel listens before the start of a Cabinet Meeting in the Cabinet Room at the White House in Washington, November 7, 2014. REUTERS-Larry Downing

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US anger at Netanyahu said ‘red-hot’ as ties hit new low

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, right, and President Barack Obama embrace at a ceremony welcoming the US leader at Ben Gurion Airport near Tel Aviv, on March 20, 2013 (photo credit: Miriam Alster/Flash90)

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, right, and President Barack Obama embrace at a ceremony welcoming the US leader at Ben Gurion Airport near Tel Aviv, on March 20, 2013 (photo credit: Miriam Alster/Flash90)

As Israel’s relationship with its critical ally enters ‘full-blown crisis,’ The Atlantic reports, senior American officials refer to Israeli PM as a ‘chickenshit,’ hell-bent on career preservation

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Crowds WALK OUT during Obama’s speech at rare campaign trail appearance in Maryland

A rare appearance on the campaign trail by President Obama in Maryland on Sunday night to support Lieutenant Governor Anthony Brown, right, was marred by a stream of crowd members leaving soon after the president started to speak and a yelling heckler

A rare appearance on the campaign trail by President Obama in Maryland on Sunday night to support Lieutenant Governor Anthony Brown, right, was marred by a stream of crowd members leaving soon after the president started to speak and a yelling heckler.

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In Iraq, Syria, US lifts rules meant to protect civilians

A Syrian man inspects the damage following a reported US-led coalition airstrike against the headquarters of al-Nusra Front, 20 km west of the northern city of Aleppo, on September 25, 2014. (photo credit: AFP/Sami Ali)

A Syrian man inspects the damage following a reported US-led coalition airstrike against the headquarters of al-Nusra Front, 20 km west of the northern city of Aleppo, on September 25, 2014.                                         (photo credit: AFP/Sami Ali)

Exacting standards designed to avoid unintended casualties do not apply to fight against Islamic State, White House says

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